While looking for information about puppy, I read this:
""To give an idea of what is "enough" RAM, a PC with 256M RAM matches well with a 128M Flash drive. The pup100 file will be about 60M, and there's enough RAM for everything to load into ramdisk. On the other hand, a 256M Flash drive would have a 180M pup100 file which would be too big. With a 256 flash-drive 512MB RAM are good to keep all in RAM.""
(I read it) here: http://puppylinux.org/wikka/HowPuppyWorks (are links allowed? I just looked through the "Taur" and didn't see anything)
and now I'm concerned that if I install puppy onto a flash drive (the smallest I have is 4GB), it won't load into ram properly. I'm trying to use as little ram as possible, while also writing to the drive as infrequently as possible (puppy is supposed to do the latter after first boot). max ram is 256 until I upgrade. Is the above paragraph accurate? Is it poorly worded or missing information? Is it out of date? is there some special method to installing puppy on a large(er than a floppy disk) flash drive?
(don't give me slack about the ram please. it's a thrift store pet project)